White HmongEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hmong-Mien *mblet (tongue), likely borrowed from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *m/s/g-ljak (to lick). Cognate with Iu Mien mbietc. Compare Old Chinese (OC *ɦbljed, “tongue”).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nplaig

  1. (anatomy) tongue

ReferencesEdit

  • Ernest E. Heimbach, White Hmong - English Dictionary (1979, SEAP Publications)